‘Dangal’ was unanimously chosen as the Best Asian Film at the seventh Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi served as one of the jury members on the panel which was led by Hollywood star Russell Crowe, for this year’s inaugural category, took to Twitter to laud the film’s team.
“‘Dangal’ wins Best Asian Film at AACTA. Congratulations Team Dangal. With Russel Crowe chairman of the jury. It was a unanimous decision,” wrote Azmi, alongside a selfie with the Oscar-winning actor.
A huge task being the Grand Jury President for the inaugural @AACTA Asian film award. 9 amazing nominees. Such an honour to be on the stage tonight announcing the Indian film #Dangal as the winner . A beautiful & empowering film, see it !! tweeted Russell Crowe.
Besides ‘Dangal’, ‘Pink’ and Marathi film ‘Kasav: Turtle’ were among the nine films which were nominated for the inaugural AACTA Best Asian Film award.